Announcing success with the Kitlope

You’ve helped us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope Conservancy.

Mapleleaf sits in a green stretch of water surrounded by rivers and mountains of the Kitlope Conservancy.

Photo by Alex Harris / Raincoast Conservation Foundation.

We did it!

We have now raised the funds required to buy the Kitlope hunting tenure. You’ve helped us to permanently end commercial trophy hunting in the spectacular Kitlope Conservancy and surrounding area. We owe a huge thanks to you, all of our donors, and everyone who has helped us to raise the $650,000 required.

Over the weekend conservation photographers Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier also lent their voices, and that of their organization SeaLegacy. With their help, we crossed the line at speed. We received hundreds of donations from throughout BC, across the United States and around the world with support coming from Australia, Austria, Germany, India, Sweden, the United Kingdom and United Arab Emirates!

This success is another step towards our overall goal – to buy all remaining commercial trophy hunting rights throughout the Great Bear Rainforest. Buying these rights will permanently end trophy hunting by non-residents in this vast coastal region. 

Map of the Kitlope commercial hunting tenure in the Great Bear Rainforest, BC.

With a new government set to be in place, we will now focus on protecting BC’s wolves from recreational hunting, trapping and misguided wolf culls. 

Combined these two strategies are designed to protect the habitat and lives of all coastal carnivores,  especially wolves, one of BC’s most persecuted animals.

Whether you donated, shared a post, attended an event or simply expressed your encouragement, please join us in celebrating this win and stick with us as we continue our efforts to protect all of BC’s coastal carnivores.  

With thanks from all at Raincoast.

Chris Genovali, executive director of Raincoast Conservation Foundation

Chris Genovali, Executive Director

Chris Genovali has served as Executive Director for the Raincoast Conservation Foundation for twenty years. When he’s not on a hiking trail with Atticus, the Raincoast dog, you can find him at his desk in Sidney.